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Buckeye Rd and Salome Highway in Tonopah, AZ (known thrasher hot spot)

#1 - LeContes

#2 - Bendires

#3 - LeContes or Crissal 

#4 - from a distance it looked smaller than the other thrashers I watched - pic not great and it flew off into sage cover before i could get closer -thought it could possibly be a sage thrasher

 

 

 

 

Bendires Thrasher_Buckeye and Salome AZ_May 21_0389.jpg

LeContes Thrasher_Buckeye and Salome AZ_May 21_0415.jpg

unid_Buckeye and Salome AZ_May 21_0407.jpg

unid_Buckeye and Salome AZ_May 21_0419.jpg

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Keep in mind that there is overlap between Bendire's and juvenile Curve-billed. I don't feel particularly strongly about the first bird, personally, though I suspect it's likely a Bendire's.

The third is another LeConte's Thrasher- that bill, pale plumage, and dark eye with a strong throat stripe are distinctive.

Last looks like another Bendire's

@Tony Leukering Pretty sure LeConte's is one word.

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3 minutes ago, Hasan said:

Pretty sure LeConte's is one word.

Sibley has it as two, but AOS as one. Interestingly, John Lawrence LeConte (the entomologist after whom the thrasher was named) did not use the space, although his father did (see here).

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2 hours ago, Hasan said:

Keep in mind that there is overlap between Bendire's and juvenile Curve-billed. I don't feel particularly strongly about the first bird, personally, though I suspect it's likely a Bendire's.

 

My thoughts exactly.

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